Amanda Kochirka

Amanda Kochirka is originally from Meadville and has held positions with Mercyhurst University as the Web and Social Media Manager, The Nonprofit Partnership as the Marketing and Communications Specialist, and the Small Business Development Center at Gannon University as the Business and Technology Commercialization Consultant. Through her work experiences she has developed marketing strategies with measurable goals, guided clients through writing business and strategic plans, and conducted market research and financial analyses. She is extremely well-versed in online marketing best practices and strategies and frequently speaks to local professional organizations and networking groups regarding how to create a marketing plan that is cost-effective, data-driven, and impactful.


Event Planning
Financial Analysis
Market Research
Online Marketing
Public Relations
Strategic Planning


Small Business Development
Higher Education


Master of Public Administration
Concentration in Organizational Leadership
Gannon University, Erie, PA

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts
Minors: Advertising Communications, Political Science
Gannon University, Erie, PA


ATHENA PowerLink, Panel Advisor
ATHENA Circle of Trust, Co-Chair and Member
Gannon University Graduate Student Association, Founding Executive Committee Member
Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, Board of Directors
Erie High School, Marketing Occupational Advisory Committee Member
Erie Arts and Culture, Membership Committee

Amanda Kochirka
Direct: 814.528.9419
Mobile: 814.315.3211

“Brookville Equipment Corp has used Decision Associates for our recruiting efforts. The process they use is effective and the quality of the candidates found met our expectations. They are professional and responded to us in a very timely manner when there were questions. We are highly satisfied and would recommend Decision Associates to others for recruiting efforts and we will use them again when our needs arise.”

~ Joel McNeil
Brookville Equipment Corp.

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